On the way to the Imagine Peace art show in Ft. Meyers Maria mentioned to me eating a green for the first time, could not quite remember the name but after she described the taste and texture I asked "mache?" and she said YES! Mild,tender, nutty and SUPER COLD HARDY...in Denver, self sown seedlings would pop up in my gardens when there were easily two more months of snow likely. They were NEVER damaged by late freezes or snows. I've grown it here in south Tampa in mid winter. I wish that more gardeners in snowy climate regions grew it.